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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 24, 2011 8:41am
Forum: texts Subject: Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger interview with Amy Goodman

“The idea is to build a library of Alexandria, version two,” says Kahle. “It costs us about 10 cents a page or about $30 a book to photograph and then make it accessible and searchable for anyone.”

Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger interview with Amy Goodman

DemocracyNow! Newshour - Aug 24, 2011

You can manually cue up this 26-minute interview. It starts at the 33:15 mark in today's DemocracyNow! newshour program. The discussion begins with context about the attacks on Sept 11, 2001. One of the conspiracy theories involving the BBC is discussed. The Internet Archive's unique 20-channel TV Broadcast "ingest system" and its archives and reuse are discussed. It's very interesting. The Forums and its anonymity are mentioned.

DemocracyNow's newshour Collections stored on The Archive are never mentioned:
Democracy Now has 5193 news programs in The Archive's Audio Collection
Democracy Now has 2660 news programs in The Archive's Video Collection

Scanning and archiving books gets discussed. The Google "books and library" lawsuit is mentioned.

Media consolidation is referenced. But, News Bureaus being shutdown, reporters being laid off, and newspapers disappearing are not discussed.

The Live Music Archive, The Grateful Dead, and hippies are not mentioned.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Aug 24, 2011 9:48am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger interview with Amy Goodman

Internet Archive blogpost regarding the just launched Understanding 911 site:

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 30, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger interview with Amy Goodman

Dick Cheney's new book, "In My Time," is coming out. He's making appearances on all the mainstream media talk shows. Now we have books out by Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld. These three men are the leaders of the Iraq War architects. We're approaching the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The Archive and their collections have proven to be very useful for tracking mainstream media performance by broadcasters in the USA. As an old broadcaster myself, I am telling you that during the digital era and into the 21st century journalism has been performing horribly in the USA.
As Hurricane Irene bore down on Vermont on August 28, 2011, the national media missed the story. Across Vermont, rivers rose to record levels, washing away 200-year-old covered bridges, communications and roads. Residents across the state lost internet. Radio Vermont WDEV broadcasters Ken Squier, Eric Michaels, Lee Kittell, Tom Beardsley and the station meteorologist Roger Hill stayed on the air for 24 straight hours, providing a link to stranded citizens and communities. Running on generators and with no internet, WDEV became the lifeline between communities that were cut off on all sides, as citizens provided one another with news, information and reassurance.
911 emergency calls in North Dakota town reveal dangers of Media Consolidation
• Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are hardly ever mentioned.
The Internet Archive has an Iraq War Collection in their News and Public Affairs section. The Iraq War Collection has a Peace Movement sub-collection. This includes my item about a Troop Withdrawal Resolution. The Internet Archive has no Afghan War collection.
DemocracyNow! newshour program for August 30, 2011 helps put all these things in perspective for us.